Men in a Box 26''

Five years ago Sam Hadfield set up a boxing club for the homeless and people with mental health issues in North London. This club is not about winning world title belts, it's about winning back a place in the world.

  • Nina Bumbalkova
  • Nina Bumbalkova
  • Nina Bumbalkova
  • Nina Bumbalkova
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    600 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Nina Bumbalkova

I was born in Prague in 1987. I work predominantly as a Camera Operator and Director, with a strong Photography background. With y images and projects I aim todocument an inside view of the city’s subcultures and urban spaces. I completed my MA in photographic studies at the University of Westminster, London, in 2012. My work has been exhibited in Prague, London and New York, and I won an award for Young Creatives from the Czech Ministry of Culture. I currently live and work in London.

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Director Statement

After being involved in the squatting community for five years I started searching for an active approach to London’s housing crisis. Thats when I first came down Sam’s boxing gym. The instant feeling of belonging, support and love kept me coming back with a camera to capture what became a family of my own. Men in a box came together as a short film to give an insight on how individual approach and a positive attitude can change people’s lives.